HyperDic: sequestration

English > 4 senses of the word sequestration:
NOUNactsequestration, segregationthe act of segregating or sequestering
processsequestrationthe action of forming a chelate or other stable compound with an ion or atom or molecule so that it is no longer available for reactions
communicationsequestrationa writ that authorizes the seizure of property
actsequestration, requisitionseizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits / profits pay the demand for which it was seized
sequestration > pronunciation
Soundsseh.kwahstrey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > sequestration: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningThe act of segregating or sequestering.
Example"sequestration of the jury"
Synonymsegregation
BroaderseparationThe social act of separating or parting company
Oppositeintegration, integrating, desegregationThe action of incorporating a racial or religious group into a community
Spanishsegregación
Catalansegregació
Verbssequesterkeep away from others
English > sequestration: 4 senses > noun 2, process
MeaningThe action of forming a chelate or other stable compound with an ion or atom or molecule so that it is no longer available for reactions.
Broaderchemical process, chemical change, chemical action(chemistry) any process determined by the atomic and molecular composition and structure of the substances involved
Verbssequesterundergo sequestration by forming a stable compound with an ion
English > sequestration: 4 senses > noun 3, communication
MeaningA writ that authorizes the seizure of property.
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderwrit, judicial writ(law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
Spanishorden de secuestro
Catalanordre de segrest
English > sequestration: 4 senses > noun 4, act
Meaningseizing property that belongs to someone else and holding it until profits / profits pay the demand for which it was seized.
Synonymrequisition
BroaderappropriationA deliberate act of acquisition of something, often without the permission of the owner
Spanishsecuestro
Catalanrapte, segrest
Verbssequestertake temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority

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